The Department of Public Health Dentistry organizes a dental and medical camp at Chauma village, Gurugram

The Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University in collaboration with the SGT Publicity Team organized a dental as well as medical camp on 5 June 2023 (Monday) at Chauma village, Gurugram. The dental team was headed by Dr. Priyanka Kundu (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry) along with 1 postgraduate student Dr. Sakshi (Dept. of Orthodontics), and 6 interns Asha, Diksha, Livanshi, Ishan, Gaurav, and Amit. Mr. Darshan (Attendant) accompanied us. A dental checkup of 35 individuals including 15 males and 20 females from different age groups was done. 7 individuals were provided basic treatment which included partial oral prophylaxis in the mobile dental van at the camp site. Positive feedback was obtained from many patients post-treatment. However rigorous cases requiring complex treatment were referred to SGT dental college. All patients were given referral slips. The patients got ample opportunities to interact with the dental surgeons to enquire and gain knowledge concerning oral diseases. The importance of maintaining good and hygienic oral health was verbally delivered to the patients. An oral hygiene kit consisting of toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthwash was distributed to the needy population. Along with this, medicines including analgesics, antibiotics, and multivitamins were distributed at the campsite. To celebrate World No Tobacco Day, as a fortnight celebration, the general public at the campsite was made aware of the ill effects of Tobacco as a harmful menace. With the involvement of every single member of the dental team and their enormous efforts, the motive of the dental camp was achieved to its maximum.

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